Cirrus Consulting and Barracuda Networks join forces to harness unique high tech IoT, Cloud and Negative Pressure Isolation Solution to fight Covid-19 in Japan

Against a backdrop of a lack of isolation rooms to contain COVID-19, Cirrus Consulting GK (Tokyo Chiyoda ward, Mark Ishikawa, CEO), a specialist in solutions that embrace innovative technologies harnessing Big Data, Cloud, Wifi and Internet-of-Things(IoT), is bringing the fight to Japan’s front line healthcare. Combining special environmental monitoring devices with negative pressure isolation zones. Cirrus Consulting has developed a unique solution that can quickly convert an ordinary room into a remote monitored negative containment zone with little or no construction, complete with automatic alerting issued by email, SMS and phone when pressures approach or exceed safe levels. Japan is facing a shortage of functional monitored Isolation facilities and the system was designed to help quickly create a safe environment for healthcare staff and patients. Due to the sensitivity of Medical related data, the Barracuda CloudGen F series firewall devices were selected to be the final line of security. The Barracuda family of devices will allow Cirrus to rapidly deploy the smaller F12 & F18 series devices in the field and the larger devices at the Prefecture or Governmental level, should they want to have access and monitor some or all of the isolation units in Japan. The Barracuda TINA tunnel technology allows for rapid & secure meshed networks to allow for easy management. The Cirrus ME Product Line was developed in partnership with the Koumtasu Cardiology Internal Medicine Clinic in Oita, Japan. As the outbreak started in January, Cirrus Consulting immediately went to work designing a solution, to meet the needs of the most at-risk dialysis patients. “When news of Covid arrived, everyday I was filled with anxiety. The negative pressure isolation room has been instrumental in allowing us to operate continuously and safely receive patients with fever, reducing the risk of an outbreak of our hospital that houses 100 patients.  With a monitor that allows us to see in real time how much pressure difference each room is operating, much of our anxiety has been alleviated, and I am truly grateful to Cirrus Consulting! ” – Dr. Koumatsu, Director of Koumatsu Cardiology Internal Medicine Clinic, Oita The solution, designed and assembled in Japan, is aimed not only at hospitals and clinics but for the home as well. For healthcare workers who go home to family, Cirrus has a quickly deployable home isolation solution that can give them peace of mind as they monitor themselves while they self-isolate. The ease of turning an existing bedroom into a monitored negative pressure containment zone that exceeds CDC standards of 2.5pa, gives those with high risk jobs, or those who may think they are infected, a way to shield their family from further transmission. Cirrus also has two additions to the solution that are soon to be announced, A remote communications system that will allow the patients at home to have video, audio and touchscreen communications with their local hospital. A unique non-invasive contact tracing solution, which places privacy first For installation in Kyushu, Japan, Cirrus Consulting has partnered with an engineering company Kido Jyuuken (Oita, Katashima , Tatsunami Kido, CEO) and produced a version of the solution that can be installed in a matter of hours using a prefabricated kit. Production started in May 2020. About Cirrus Consulting GK Cirrus Consulting GK Cirrus Consulting has been providing high tech solutions to unique problems for over 15 years. We specialize in rapid proto-typing and development. Our specialties include the use of Wi-Fi, Big Data, Global Networking, IoT, and Hybrid Computing to create unique solutions to hard-to-crack problems, helping not only businesses, but the community at large. About Barracuda Networks. Barracuda Networks K.K. is the Japan corporate branch of Barracuda Networks Inc. We strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150200,000 organizations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level.